Building a Better Black Box

By Meadow Dibble What you are looking at is a document chest believed to have belonged to Elijah Cobb (1768–1848), one of New England’s most celebrated sea captains and the founding father of my hometown on Cape Cod. You might even call it a 19th-century black box, since the purpose of this object, like that … Continue reading Building a Better Black Box

ABB Event | Whaling Captains of Color with Skip Finley on 4/29

ReMapping New England | 2021 Speaker Series Hosted by Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance Thursday, April 29, 2021 5:00-6:00 p.m. Register here ReMapping New England is an ongoing collaboration between Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance that aims to re-member our communities in all their diversity and radically shift public consciousness toward … Continue reading ABB Event | Whaling Captains of Color with Skip Finley on 4/29

Fellowship opportunity: Reimagining New England Histories at Mystic Seaport

SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS WILL REIMAGINE NEW ENGLAND’S PAST Applications are now being accepted for summer 2021 fellows seeking to participate in a new project entitled, Reimagining New England Histories: Historical Injustice, Sovereignty and Freedom.  The Frank C. Munson Institute at Mystic Seaport, in collaboration with Williams College and the Center for the Study of Slavery & … Continue reading Fellowship opportunity: Reimagining New England Histories at Mystic Seaport

Event tonight: Atlantic Black Box, Reckoning with New England’s Complicity in the Slave Trade @ 7 pm

With Dr. Meadow Dibble and Dr. Kate McMahon Hosted by the University of Maine's McGillicuddy Humanities Center Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Register here Atlantic Black Box is a public history project that empowers communities throughout New England to take up the critical work of researching and reckoning with our region’s complicity in the global economy … Continue reading Event tonight: Atlantic Black Box, Reckoning with New England’s Complicity in the Slave Trade @ 7 pm

Event: Seth Goldstein Offers a Virtual Guided Tour of Portland’s Old Port

Hosted by Maine College of Art Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9:15 amfree and open to the public | follow link to join event J.B. Brown Sugar House, from the collections of Maine Historical Society Historian Seth Goldstein will take you on a virtual walking tour of Portland's Old Port Neighborhood. Topics discussed will include … Continue reading Event: Seth Goldstein Offers a Virtual Guided Tour of Portland’s Old Port

ABB Event: Remapping New England: Monuments, Markers, & Collective Memory

Presented by Atlantic Black Box & Indigo Arts Alliance Thursday, January 28 at 7:00 pm on zoom  Register here Join Indigo Arts Alliance and Atlantic Black Box for the first in a series of conversations that will showcase projects from around New England that aim to make Black history and heritage visible in the built environment. Dr. Kate McMahon of … Continue reading ABB Event: Remapping New England: Monuments, Markers, & Collective Memory

Freeing Eral Lonnon: a Mashpee Indian Presumed a Fugitive Slave in Louisiana, and the Role of Native People in the History of Judicial Abolition in Massachusetts

A summary essay about the 1839 report on the deliverance of Massachusetts citizens liable to be sold as slaves in slave states and a 1936 reference book on historical Massachusetts judicial cases involving people of color By Edward L. Bell scholarly researcher and writer in New England history Abstract: The 1839 Massachusetts legislative Report on … Continue reading Freeing Eral Lonnon: a Mashpee Indian Presumed a Fugitive Slave in Louisiana, and the Role of Native People in the History of Judicial Abolition in Massachusetts